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Subject: Re: [boost] Still a monolithic library? Or a bunch of independent ones?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-21 14:56:46

on Wed Jun 20 2012, Marshall Clow <> wrote:

> On Jun 20, 2012, at 1:40 AM, hello world wrote:
>> Hello,
>> It's been a few years since I didn't come around, and I was
>> just wondering...
>> Is boost still a monolithic library? or Is it a collection of separate
>> libraries now?
> I don't think that boost was ever a monolithic library, though it is distributed as one.
>> Or to state it another way:
>> Is it ``easy'' to take only one library's files from the boost
>> distribution and use it. Or do I have to carry everything around even
>> If I'm using just one library?
> There's a tool, 'bcp' specifically for extracting subsets (as small as
> a single library) from the boost distribution.

There is also a modularized configuration of Boost, to which we plan to

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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